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Kenner in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

World War I U.S. Army Doughboy

 
 
World War I U.S. Doughboy Marker image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
1. World War I U.S. Doughboy Marker
Inscription. The United States had a regular Army of only 200,000 men when it declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917.

With a need for a larger army, Congress passed a Selective Service Act that made all able-bodied men between the ages of 21 and 30 subject to military service. The government put nearly 4 million men in uniform and sent about 2 million soldiers overseas as members of the American Expeditionary Force.

WWI infantrymen were called "Doughboys" because of the similarity of the buttons worn on their uniforms to a popular Civil War era donut called a "doughboy".
 
Erected 1995 by Treasure Chest Casino.
 
Location. 29° 59.428′ N, 90° 14.594′ W. Marker is in Kenner, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is on Minor Street north of 18th. Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1803 Minor St, Kenner LA 70062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Field Infantry World War II (here, next to this marker); World War II U.S. Navy Seaman (a few steps from this marker); Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps (a few steps from this marker);
World War I U.S. Doughboy Marker image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
2. World War I U.S. Doughboy Marker
Gulf War United States Air Force (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps (a few steps from this marker); Restored Navy A-4 Skyhawk (within shouting distance of this marker); City Of Kenner Vietnam Moving Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Kenner (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Kenner.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Veterans Walkway in Kenner image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
3. Veterans Walkway in Kenner
 
 
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